As the Bugle begins the 2021-22 fiscal year, I offer offer a hearty, “Welcome,” to the newest members to our board of directors: Beth Breidel, Cindy Schwie, Michael Smith and Helen Warren.
• Breidel has been reading the Park Bugle since moving into their family’s first home in Como in 1993. They moved to St. Anthony Park in 2002 and kept reading the Bugle!
Beth has been deeply involved in the community, first serving at the Midway Chamber of Commerce and now as the director of events for the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce where her work puts her in contact with, among others, many nonprofit organizations. Beth and her husband Marty have raised their two daughters in St. Anthony Park.
• Schwie is a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities who loves technology and recently retired after 15 years at Apple Inc. A former projects manager for the Friends of the Parks and Trails, Cindy currently manages Pedaling Repairs, an eco-friendly home repair business, with her husband Ward. Among her many interests are hiking, biking, knitting, promoting human rights and environmental concerns and spending time with friends and family members and her St. Anthony Park grandchildren.
• Smith lives and works in St. Anthony Park. In 2019, he bought the Carter Avenue Frame Shop from his father, Tim Smith. Michael began working at Carter Avenue Frame Shop in 2016, then became a 25 percent owner a year later. Michael studied criminology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and worked for Hammer Inc., a non-profit housing and service organization that provides support to individuals with disabilities.
• Warren’s commitment to the Bugle is rooted in family; both her parents were Associated Press editors. To pursue her interests in journalism and education, she taught college classes in media, public address and women’s studies. Eventually, Helen led grant seeking and administration at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, at Macalester College in St. Paul, and at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
In March of this year Helen retired as director of institutional giving at Minnesota Public Radio. Warren has lived in St. Anthony Park with her partner, Joyce Halverson, since 2005.
Scott Carlson, Bugle managing editor.